B. MICHAEL KORTE, of The Korte Law Firm, LLC, was a co-presenter at the Missouri Bar‘s Annual Workers’ Compensation Institute on May 31, 2018.
Along with Maria Daugherty of Evans and Dixon LLC and Rachel Houser, an assistant attorney of the Missouri Attorney General’s office, Korte lectured an estimated audience of 100 lawyers, judges and workers’ comp professionals on recent developments in Missouri workers’ compensation case law for the years 2017 and 2018.
“I always appreciate the opportunity to speak with my colleagues about what is happening in the workers’ compensation system, especially when it comes to recent decisions of Missouri courts and the Missouri labor and industrial relations commission,” said Korte. “One thing that has been true ever since I started giving these talks in 1990 is that our area of the law is constantly changing and evolving, sometimes in surprising and unexpected ways.
“It was a real treat to work with Maria and Rachel and to hear their insights into these cases, ” added Korte. “It helps all of us who help injured workers to hear what experienced counsel for insurance companies and the second injury fund think about courts’ rulings. It was a bonus to also be able to get the perspective of so many experienced work comp practitioners in the audience, especially those whose cases we were discussing.
“I admit to getting a little geeky about this topic, and I appreciate Maria and Rachel, as well as everyone else, putting up with me when I get down in the weeds, so to speak, in these cases.”
Korte’s next lecture will be on August 16, 2018, at the 24th Annual Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation Educational Seminar, to be held at the Tan-Tar-A Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. Korte and his longtime friend, colleague, and co-presenter, Chris Archer, of Archer and Lassa, will once again present the keynote lecture, also discussing recent MO WC case law.